We sent Graham Christian and Jesse Bennett from Teethmarks some questions via e-mail and they sent us their responses.
Who are you and where are you from?
Jesse Bennett: Teethmarks. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Why should anyone listen to your music?
Graham Christian: We write the kind of music we would want to listen to and share it in the hopes that other people are as stoked as we are about it. Sometimes they are. Sometimes they’re not. We’re an honest band, and I think honesty is always more interesting than contrived bullshit, so that’s a great reason to listen to us.
JB: I don’t know. Maybe they shouldn’t? But fuck them, amiright?! Haters gone’ hate na mean!? …I think it’s real great though.
If you were to barter a copy of Survival (Teethmarks’s newest record) for another record by a different artist, which do you think would be a fair trade?
JB: Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. That record rips hard.
GC: I really want to get my hands on that new Murder City Devils record, so that’s probably what I would pick. I don’t know if it’d be a fair trade or not, but I’d be happy.
If you had to describe your sound as one of the Muppets, which one would it be?
GC: Animal. With Waldorf and Statler alternating vocals.
JB: All of them, hammered-drunk in a bar singing the Boss.
If your band was stuck on a deserted island, who would survive the longest and why?
GC: That’s a good question. Joe (our drummer) knows how to cook, so he could probably find some sort of non-poisonous vegetation to turn into a stew or something. He’d also probably be the best at snapping a cute island animal’s neck without crying. I’m gonna say Joe. I’d be the first to go because I’m the smallest and I have no survival skills. I’m amazed I can even pay my bills on time.
JB: Most likely Joe. He’s a professional Chef and would know what and what not to eat.
Where can people find you next?
GC: We are playing Sneaky Dee’s on Thursday, September 18th.